PCC Katy Bourne is to question the Chief Constable about Sussex Police’s use of controversial spit guards for detainees in custody. She will also be challenging him about how Sussex Police support rural communities and a recent report from the Police Federation of England and Wales which estimated that there are more than 6,600 assaults on police officers every day.
Commenting on the Government’s announcement of a £40 million package of measures to tackle child sexual abuse and child trafficking, Sussex PCC Katy Bourne said:”Child sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking have a devastating impact on the lives of our children. These are crimes that are notoriously complex to prevent and prosecute so it’s right that more money is being directed into bringing offenders to justice, targeting online exploitation and protecting vulnerable children at risk of
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has welcomed a report which appears to show victims are becoming more confident in how police handle reports of sexual offences.
Commenting on National Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2017, which is calling on the UK to collectively say ‘It’s Not OK” and spread the hashtag #ItsNotOk on social media, Sussex PCC Katy Bourne said:
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne agrees ‘it can wait’
Speaking after Sussex Police ran a week of enforcement from 23-29 January as part of the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership’s It Can Wait campaign, Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has praised the initiative for raising awareness of the dangers of in-car distractions from your mobile phone.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne backs national campaign to protect older people from financial abuse
Katy Bourne, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex, has joined Action on Elder Abuse in urging older people and their families to learn how to spot the signs of financial abuse.
PCC Katy Bourne is to question the Chief Constable about Sussex Police’s planned budget savings of £11.3m in the coming financial year. She will also scrutinise the effectiveness of the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit in tackling those who commit serious and organised crime, as well as probe an increase in burglary dwelling crimes.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has today welcomed the decision by the Sussex Police and Crime Panel to accept an increase in the county’s police precept.
Commenting on the announcement that funding for victims’ services in Sussex has been protected for another year at more than £1.9m, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I am really pleased that the Government has decided to sustain this important funding for victims’ services in Sussex.
Vulnerable fraud victims across Sussex will receive emotional and practical support from two new Victim Support Caseworkers funded by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. The appointments come as fraud against vulnerable victims increases nationally leaving many affected older people both emotionally and financially devastated.